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Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing

Darren White
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Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearing - make the best use of your time For those going through a Financial Remedy Application the Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) hearing represents the middle point of the case.  By the Financial Dispute...

Child Abduction - concerns for a rise over the summer months

Darren White
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The Child Abduction Section of the Foreign Commonwealth Office have recently indicated they expect to see a vast increase in the number of parents taking their children abroad without the consent of the other parent.  What the parent taking the child...

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP v. MARRIAGE

Darren White
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THE KEY DIFFERENCES Since June 2018 civil partnerships have been legally valid for not just same sex couples but opposite sex couples.  Prior to this, in 2004 it was only legal for these types of arrangements to be in place for same sex...

Contact Arrangements

Karah Lane
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When it comes to children, it can often be difficult to agree on the arrangements particularly when parties are going through separation or divorce.  Whatever the circumstances, if you are unable to agree on the arrangements, then you can apply to the...

ENGLAND THROUGH TO THE EUROS FINAL - NOT GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE

Darren White
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  Whilst it is absolutely fantastic that the England National Team have made the first major final since 1966, what isn’t so good to hear is that in a recent report prepared by the National Centre of Domestic Violence reported incidents of...

Parental Responsibility - what you need to know

Karah Lane
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There is a common misconception that if you are out of the country, for example if you have been deployed oversees, then you do not have Parental Responsibility or in some way your Responsibility is diminished, however this is untrue.  Most...

Divorce and the armed forces

Darren White
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Going through the breakup of a marriage can be one of the most stressful experiences a couple can go through. For those people serving in our armed forces there are additional stresses such as having to inform their unit of a change in their Personal Status...

An Armed forces pension - an asset not to be ignored

Darren White
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On the breakdown of a marriage, a primary consideration is usually the parties’ assets.  A great focus is always placed upon the marital home and the asset that often can be forgotten is the pension.  In fact, this can be the most valuable of...

Should children be included in children proceedings?

Darren White
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I recently read about Angelina Jolie complaining that the Judge in her case, Judge Ouderkirk, would not allow her and Brad Pitt’s children to testify as part of their divorce case. Whilst this case takes place in the US Courts it raises an important...

Co-Parenting; it can work

Darren White
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Recently Heidi Klum the Supermodel has been vocal in her praise for the concept of co-parenting. In 2012 she divorced from the pop singer Seal. In US Weekly she indicated that whilst co-parenting can be challenging as it requires teamwork, if both parents...

Divorce - a landmark change coming soon

Darren White
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Ever since the case of Owens v Owens there has been a strong amount of challenges brought by both clients and professionals to the fact that currently there is not a “no fault” divorce in England and Wales.  However, with changes to the law,...

Extension to the Stamp Duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland and new government backed scheme to help buyers with 5% deposits

Gareth Jones
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During today’s budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the Stamp Duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland provided by the Government until 30 June 2021. Currently home buyers only pay stamp duty on purchases of £500,000 or...

Planning for the Future - The importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney

Nina Sperring
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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important legal document that allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf should you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself in the future. An LPA enables you to plan ahead and protect yourself,...

So, you have everything in place?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Trust and Estate Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law, considers the next stages for Owners and Manging Directors to ensure their businesses are completely covered when...

No-fault divorce

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The campaign to secure no-fault divorce has moved another step closer to success as it has now been backed by MPs.  Currently, for a couple seeking a divorce, they cannot mutually agree to divorce unless they are separated for 2 years....

Code words, Domestic Abuse and Covid-19

Karah Lane
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New measures have been announced by the government to tackle domestic abuse given the unique challenges that victims have faced during the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a new code word scheme which will allow victims of domestic abuse to...

Long Lost Family

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law, explores the issues in estates when unknown relatives appear. The popular ITV series Long Lost Family presented by...

Is the Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trust in the Will still needed?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law, considers the options as to whether a Nil Rate Band Discretionary Will Trust should be kept on the death of the first...

"Let's Kill All the Lawyers"

Stephen Lawson
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"Let’s kill all the lawyers" is a line from William Shakespeare’s play Henry VI part 2.  It is one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines as well as one of his most controversial.  Academics have long argued about...

Out of date Will, no Will and no mental capacity, what can we do?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law examines the option of a Statutory Will, when there is a lack of mental capacity to create a Will. Believe it or not,...

Making or reviewing your Will?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law explores things to think about when making or reviewing your Will. You finally have the time, you have got around to...

How the world is changing through video-conferencing

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With the current social distancing measures that are in place, we are sadly not able to have actual face to face meetings with clients so have to come up with other solutions.  Yesterday, I had a client meeting booked in to discuss the estate of a lady...

Technology and Covid-19

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We understand that clients and potential clients will be concerned about whether they can access justice during a lockdown. The legal profession and the Courts have rapidly adapted to ensure that Family Law cases can still continue without delay. This week...

The bigger picture - estate administration

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law, considers the issues Executors and Administrators of estates should be wary of. Each day we hear or see on the news...

So You're OK - You've Got A Will!

Stephen Lawson
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I am a specialist Inheritance Dispute lawyer – that means I only tend to see people when things have gone wrong – I would much rather that client’s affairs didn’t go wrong in the first place – really I am a last resort. ...

Struggling to help the elderly during Covid-19?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law looks at the solutions to help the elderly during Covid-19. Trying to teach your elderly relative to do online banking...

Lack of mental capacity and finances during Covid-19

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law examines how finances can be managed for those who lack mental capacity. Whilst the world is in lockdown, to some extent...

How are mental capacity assessments carried out during Covid-19?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate and Trust Practitioner and fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly from FDR Law considers the practicalities of mental capacity assessments during Covid-19. Mental capacity assessments are often...

Making a will - getting it right

Stephen Lawson
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In these times of Coronavirus many people are, sensibly, giving thought to making a will – or updating an old one.  It is surprising to observe that the legal formalities relating to wills derive from the Wills Act of 1837 – this is an Act...

Getting a Move On During Lockdown

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We understand that the health and welfare of the nation is at the forefront of everyone’s minds during the Coronavirus outbreak but it does not mean that life has to stand still. Residential Conveyancing at FDR Law is open for business! We have a...

Why should I make a Will? What does dying "intestate" mean?

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Dying intestate means dying without a Will.  You may think that you do not need to make a Will because your estate is only small or your loved ones will inherit anyway.  This is not always the case! Strict legal rules determine who inherits your...

Custody Fights and Covid-19

Suzanne Scriven
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Recently the BBC highlighted that some separated parents are exploiting the Pandemic as a means to stop their children from seeing the other parent. This has not been helped by the confusion caused by Michael Gove when he first said children could not move...

Urgent Court Cases and Covid-19

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According to Unicef and other sources, children are at heightened risk of abuse and neglect during the lockdown and this is having a knock-on effect on the  Court system. Some Courts are reporting a five-fold increase in care proceeding cases in recent...

Making a Will under Lock Down - How we can help

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The current Covid-19 outbreak and unprecedented response has highlighted the need for Wills and estate planning advice like never before.  However, the strict government restrictions and advice on social distancing and self-isolation can make completing...

Estate Planning for Company Directors

Stephen Mackellar
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FDR Law recently acted on behalf of a client (who we shall name Mr Smith) in preparing a Will. Mr Smith is a director and majority shareholder of a private limited company. As part of planning his estate Mr Smith wanted to ensure that his interest in the...

10 reasons to use an SFE accredited lawyer

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10 reasons to use an SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) accredited lawyer The decisions and plans you make now will have a huge impact on your later life. Getting them right is essential. An SFE accredited lawyer is an expert in older client law and will...

Individual or Deputy: Who can make the decisions?

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An interesting case regarding an agreement made by an individual who had a Court of Protection appointed Deputy in place. Bashir v Bashir [2019] EWHC 1810 (Ch) (18 July 2019) concludes that even where 'P' makes a decision during a period where...

Providing for an Unmarried Partner after Death

Stephen Mackellar
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In the UK, each year more of us are living together and starting families without marrying or being in a Civil Partnership. In 2017 there were over 3.3 million cohabiting couple families in the UK.   Despite becoming more common, the rights of...

Rugby League & Lasting Power of Attorney

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Here at FDR Law we have our very own Solicitor, Michelle Davis who is also a Warrington Wolves Women’s team player! Michelle is also a part of the England Women’s National Performance Squad and hopes that one day she will represent her country. ...

GPs are still missing the signs of ovarian cancer

Stephanie Fallon
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A report published in May 2019 has found that general practitioners are failing to identify symptoms of ovarian cancer, leading to delays in diagnosis and unavoidable deaths from the disease.   As with all cancers, early detection offers patients the...

One day, all this will be yours': Passing on the family farm

Stephen Lawson
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It can be a very proud moment for a parent to look around a farm and to say to their child, "one day all this will be yours"   Family farms are often passed from one generation to the next and the value of land means that farms can have a...

My father has Alzheimer's disease and wants to make a Will

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Question: My father has Alzheimer's disease and wants to make a Will - is he able to do so? Experts at FDR Law in will disputes provide the following guidance.. Answer: The fact that your father has Alzheimer's disease (or indeed any other...

Will the proposed new divorce laws end the blame game?

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Justice secretary David Gauke has announced new legislation that will be introduced to Parliament to update our 50-year-old divorce law which many feel encourages conflict. The move follows public consultation where family justice professionals with direct...

Private Client team continues to grow

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We are pleased to announce the recent arrival of two new solicitors to our Wills, Trusts & Probate team, along with the promotion of one of the team's rising stars. Michelle Davis joins us from a firm of solicitors in St...

Who pays Inheritance Tax ?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor, Estate & Trust Practitioner, and Associate member of Solicitors of the Elderly at FDR Law looks at the question, who pays inheritance tax ? Most people are aware that if you leave substantial assets to your...

Who can deal with Estate administration ?

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Heather Lally, Associate Solicitor and Estate & Trust Practitioner examines whether a non-professional Executor can administer an Estate themselves, and whether they should. Before taking advice, I have heard Executors appointed by Will saying...

It's a Cat's Life

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After the recent sad death of 85 year old famous fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld, it is reported that his beloved cat "Choupette" is due to receive a "portion of his earnings" from his estimated £150 million estate. Lagerfeld was the...

Equity Release - Frequently Asked Questions

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Equity Release – what’s the deal? Equity Release is one of the fastest growing forms of lending in the UK, but why is using your house to fund your lifestyle becoming so popular? If you’re over 55 and own your home you could take...

FDR Law appoints new Head of Clinical Negligence

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We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Fallon has joined the firm’s Civil Litigation team earlier this week, based at our Warrington offices on Palmyra Square. Stephanie qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and has moved to FDR Law from...

FDR Law Shortlisted in the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards 2018

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National Customer Service Awards for Conveyancers “We were 1st time buyers so had no idea what we were doing, but FDR explained everything and relieved our anxieties” FDR Law Residential Conveyancing has been recognised for its outstanding...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Estate Planning for Co-Habiting Siblings

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Partner at FDR Law specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probates Q: What estate planning advice can you give to co-habiting siblings? A: The media recently highlighted the case of the Burden sisters who live in a...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - When a Conveyancer says No!

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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner at FDR Law’s office in Stockton Heath. Q: In what situation would a conveyancing solicitor advise against going ahead with a purchase, and do I have to take their advice? A: A specialist...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Partner specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probates Q: Is it true that doctors and families no longer need the Court’s permission to withdraw life sustaining treatment? A: The decision made on 30th July...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What if I have a LPA dispute?

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Legal advice from Jennifer McGuinness, Civil Litigation Associate Solicitor based in Frodsham   Q: What can I do if I have concerns over a Lasting Power of Attorney? A:  A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that you make while you...

Mediation Mediation Mediation

Stephen Lawson
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What was that word again? It is important to write about mediation as a way to resolve disputes or claims.  Mediation is where a neutral person helps people involved in a dispute to resolve that dispute.  The best mediators are familiar with...

Expect the Unexpected

Stephen Lawson
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Several reports reflect what we, at FDR Law, already know namely that the number of people involved in a dispute about an Inheritance has increased considerably.    In August 2017 the Financial Times reported that the number of family...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Can I write my own LPA?

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Legal advice from Kristel Clarke, Private Client Solicitor based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: Can I apply for a Lasting Power of Attorney document myself or do I need a solicitor? A:  A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a...

Warning - the World Cup can cause strain

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World Cup 2018 starts next Thursday (14th June) and typically football supporters don’t tend to just restrict their watching to their own country of choice, but will be keeping a close watch of the coverage of other country’s matches. As such...

BBC 4 Moneybox - Changing a Trustee

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Will Disputes expert and Partner at FDR Law in Frodsham was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s Moneybox programme on Saturday 19th May 2018. The second segment of the programme focussed on the inheritance planning firm Universal Wealth in...

Corrie covers Contentious Probate

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The recent death of the Coronation Street character Aiden Connor by suicide has seen the writers and actors of the popular Northern based soap opera explore different aspects of the grief suffered by his family and friends as they come to terms with his...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What is a Family Mediator

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Legal advice from Jennifer Roulston, Family Partner at FDR Law in Warrington Q: What is a Family Mediator, and how will I benefit from having a mediator in my case? A: When a relationship breaks down, it can make communication between both parties...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Can I choose my own Conveyancer

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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham Q: My Estate Agent has made a recommendation about a Conveyancer, but can we choose our own? A: The short...

FDR Law Case Study - Failed Hip Replacement Surgery

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Daniel Lee, Associate Solicitor with FDR Law, based in our Warrington office discusses how a delay of over four years in correcting a failed hip replacement surgery resulted in an out of court settlement of £430,000. Mrs C underwent a total...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How often should I update my Will?

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington Q: How often should I update my Will? A: It is recommended that you review your Will at least every five years or whenever you have had a major life...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What happens between Exchange & Completion

Michelle Fisher
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Legal advice from Michelle Fisher, Residential Conveyancing Services Manager based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: Why don’t I hear more from my solicitor between Exchange and Completion? A: There are many key stages throughout...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - What is Collaborative Law?

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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Family Partner at FDR Law Q: What are the benefits of Collaborative Law, and why would I choose this route over going to Court? A: It's not easy going to court and being faced with your ex-partner and trying to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - tips on instructing a conveyancer

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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham. Q: Any tips before I instruct a conveyancer to carry out legal work on my house purchase? A: We would...

FDR Law Case Study - Personal Injury - Roadside Trip

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses a personal injury claim following a fall on a defective roadside   We represented Mrs X and recovered for her £10,000 following an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Brain Injury Claims

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Legal advice from Brian Owens, legal specialist at FDR Law in brain injury claims Q: When is it too late to discuss a brain injury claim? A: There is no set time limit to ask the question though there are time limits to starting legal...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How can I avoid my Will being challenged?

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Legal advice from FDR Law with legal experts specialising in Will Disputes Q: How can I avoid my Will being successfully challenged? A: Wills are challenged for many reason; e.g. lack of capacity, ‘undue influence’, failure to...

The different types of Brain Injuries

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses the different types of brain injuries and how legal support can help   In the UK we are extremely fortunate to have an NHS which provides...

FDR Law Case Study - Personal Injury - Work Place Accident

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how an accident in the work place led to a personal injury claim   We represented Mrs Z and recovered for her the sum of £50,000...

Inheritance tales from a Litigator

Stephen Lawson
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Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Contentious Probate cases is regularly invited to speak about the complex process involved with Inheritance Disputes at professional industry events nationwide and why it is important to make a Will to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Mediation in a Will Dispute

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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Partner specialising in Will Disputes Q: How would mediation work with a dispute over a Will? A: The best way to demonstrate how mediation can work in an Inheritance Dispute is to give you an example. A...

Daniel Lee to speak at Osteopathic Seminar

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FDR Law Associate Solicitor Daniel Lee has been invited to speak at the Cheshire Osteopathic Seminar on Saturday 20th January 2018. The seminar is for Osteopathic professionals working in the Cheshire region and is held quarterly in Lymm. The event next...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Parental Alienation

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Legal advice from Karah Lane, Family solicitor based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: What is meant by Parental Alienation? A: The phrase Parental Alienation refers to parents who are separating, and where one or both of the parents...

FDR Law Case Study - Personal Injury - Construction Accident

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how a construction accident led to a personal injury claim   In 2014 a self-employed builder attended a private dwelling construction site to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Inheritance Disputes

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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law specialising in Will Disputes Q: What should I do if I feel I have a case with a dispute over an Inheritance and what is the process?  A: The most important piece of advice we can give is that...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Fraudulent Calumny

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Legal advice from Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law specialising in Will Disputes Q:  What is meant by the phrase Fraudulent Calumny? A: Fraudulent Calumny is not a phrase that is used by most people every day of the week.  It is a...

FDR Law Case Study - Birth Control Implant

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in pregnancy A 34 year old lady chose an Implanon device as a means of family planning.  The device is usually...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Questioning Mental Capacity

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Legal advice from FDR Law, experts in Will disputes based at our offices in Warrington, Stockton Heath and Frodsham   Q: My mother had Alzheimers disease when she made her Will.  I do not agree with the contents of the Will, can I...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Electronic Wills

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: What is an Electronic Will? A:  At the moment Electronic Wills are not valid, but they have been in the news recently as The Law...

FDR Law Case Study - Bite Injury

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Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive with FDR Law, based in Palmyra Square, Warrington discusses how medical negligence resulted in life changing injuries. A 32 year old male was admitted to Accident & Emergency (A&E) following an attack...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - How long is the Conveyancing Process

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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based at FDR Law’s office in Frodsham Q: How long does the Conveyancing process take? A: In conveyancing we are asked this question almost daily,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Does a LPA mean giving up control?

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at our office in Warrington   Q: My mother thinks a Lasting Power of Attorney means giving up control now; is she right? A: No it does not mean that, but this is a common...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Advice for First Time Buyers

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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based at our offices in Stockton Heath provides guidance for First Time Buyers Q: “I am hoping to buy my first house soon, do you have any advice?’ A: Congratulations, it’s an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Separated Family Holiday arrangements

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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Partner relating to Children Arrangements during Summer Holidays Q: My husband and I are divorcing and it’s proving difficult to reach an agreement about a holiday aboard for the children this summer.  Do I...

The Law Society's Wills & Equity Committee Appointment

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Stephen Lawson , Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Inheritance and Trust disputes has been appointed by The Law Society, to its Wills and Equity Committee. Stephen who has been with the firm, with offices in Warrington, Frodsham and Stockton Heath,...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Summer Holidays

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Legal advice from Ruth Hetherington, Partner at office in Frodsham relating to Children Arrangements during Summer Holidays Q: I am separated from my wife and would like to take our children away this summer on holiday; do I need permission from her to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Conveyancing Fraud

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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based at office in Stockton Heath   Protecting yourself against Conveyancing Fraud Q: “What can we do to protect our property against potential fraud?” A: Sadly there has been an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Inheritance Tax

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Legal advice from Ian Sydenham, Private Client Partner based at FDR Law’s office in Warrington   Q: When making a Will, should I expect advice or guidance around the impact of Inheritance Tax on my estate for my family? A: Yes, it is very...

With disputes on the rise, Will your final wishes be contested?

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Figures show that legal challenges against Wills are on the rise. According to records from the government’s probate register, the number of legal challenges against Wills rose to over 12,000 for the first time in 2016. Why the increase? Not only...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Parental Support in Buying a house

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Legal advice from Chris Illingworth, an Associate Solicitor specialising in residential conveyancing based in our Frodsham office Q: We want to help our daughter buy her first house with a financial contribution, what is the legal process? A: Rising...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Why do I need to show Identification?

Michelle Fisher
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Michelle Fisher, Conveyancing Services Manager based in Warrington discusses why solicitors ask for identification Q: Why do I need to show identification to my solicitor when I’m buying a house? A: There are several reasons that identification...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - The impact of Chicken Pox Infections

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Daniel Lee, Litigation Associate Solicitor discusses the impact of Chicken Pox infections Q: Complications following Chicken Pox infections have been in the news recently, what can a parent do if you feel that your concerns are not being heard by the...

Get up to speed with the new driving laws for motorists

Gary Heaven
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FDR Law is calling for drivers to ensure they fully understand recent changes, or risk paying dearly Following the introduction of tougher new driving laws that came into force on 24th April 2017, hundreds of motorists could be facing much heftier fines;...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - First rung of the property ladder

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Legal advice from Tim Jordan, Conveyancing Partner based in Stockton Heath Q: Can you provide any advice on how a buyer can get make the first step onto the property ladder. A: A good place to start is to identify how much money you would be able to...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Dental Negligence

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Legal advice from Brian Owens, a specialist litigation executive in Warrington Q: I went to my dentist with toothache, but after their recommendation for an extraction the pain is still there, and worse. A: It is not unusual after an...

FDR Law Legal Clinic - Joint Ownership

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Zoe Olender, Conveyancing Solicitor in the FDR Law Stockton Heath office discuses Joint Ownership Q:  I’m buying a house with a friend; do we need additional contracts or paperwork? A: Yes, when a property is owned by two or more people...

FDR Law welcomes Housing White Paper Measures

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As members of The Conveyancing Association (CA) – the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – FDR Law has welcomed a number of measures announced in this month’s Housing White Paper and is backing the CA in its ongoing...